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Stay Humble

Podcast Discussion Notes


Humility in our society is often viewed as a negative characteristic. We all like being around someone who is truly humble, but it isn’t a New Year’s resolution item that most of us make.

Q1. What are some reasons you can think of that make people resist the idea of being humble?

Q2. What does false humility look like?

Q3. What does Biblical humility look like?

Matthew 23:1 - 12 NLT

Vs 3: “So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.”

If what you are “telling” others they need/should do is good advice for them, then it’s GOOD advice for you!

Thought: Why is it so much easier to point out how others should live, instead of living it ourselves?

Q4. What actions can you/we make that could inspire others to pursue God or live a better life?

Vs 4: “They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.”

The children’s rhyme: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” is a lie! Words are very powerful.

Proverbs 18:21 NLT "The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences."


Our words carry weight. The things we say can hurt or help people. They can give someone the strength to pursue their dreams, or crush them and make them feel like they have nothing to offer.

Thought: Have you ever been motivated to change by someone pointing out all your faults and making you feel like a loser? Why do we feel the need to do that?

Q5. How can we redirect our words to inspire and encourage people instead of breaking them down?

Final thought: The example we set for others through our actions, the motives of our heart, and the words we choose to speak, are the revealing truth of our humility or pride.


Look at one thing in your life that is a prejudice, and ask God to give you the opportunity to come face to face with that situation and the strength to do the right thing.

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